Federica Di Pietrantonio


FARMING is a machinima short film, part of a research carried out through the analysis of experiences of anonymous users and not on social/virtual platforms and video games; the short film is aimed at deepening the media and cultural role of machinima.

The video proposes a documentary research based on the experiences of users who identify in terms hikikomori, neet, gold farmer. The artist examines the relationships that are established within the platforms MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), both from a social and economic point of view and the impact of these on everyday life, identity and social adaptation of users, reflecting on the conditions of isolation, poverty, and discrimination within these platforms.

Federica Di Pietrantonio was born in 1996 in Rome, where she currently lives and works. She studies Painting at RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts graduating in 2019, and carries out her research-thesis spending free time at KASK (Ghent, Belgium). In 2017 she is selected for Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale and the following year she joins Spazio In Situ, artist-run space and shared co-working space located in the Roman suburb of Tor Bella Monaca. In 2020 she won with the work “Does the Body Know” the special Emergenti prize of Fondazione Cultura e Arte, 13th edition of the Talent Prize promoted by Inside Art magazine, a prize that saw her among the finalists also in the following editions of 2021 and 2022. Also in 2021 she was selected by NAM - Not a Museum for the Superblast residency at Manifattura Tabacchi (Florence) with the project not so far away. In 2022 she participated in VRAL #49 as part of the Milan Machinima Festival and was invited to present her work at the MEET - Digital Culture Center in Milan on the occasion of the international conference The New Atlas of Digital Art. 2018 saw the start of her collaboration with Andrea Frosolini, which gave rise to the ISIT projects (an independent publishing project and curatorial platform) and the artistic duo AFFDP. Di Pietrantonio has exhibited in private and institutional spaces, including Manifattura Tabacchi (Florence), Las Palmas (Lisbon), Una Vetrina (Rome), Temple University Gallery (Rome), The Gallery Apart (Rome), Spazio In Situ (Rome), TILT (Renens, Switzerland), GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Rome), Virginia Bianchi Gallery (online), Adiacenze (Bologna), ADI Design Museum (Milan).

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